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Maryland center Alex Len establishes himself as possible No. 1 overall pick
Maryland center Alex Len establishes himself as possible No. 1 overall pick

COLLEGE PARK -- No one knew quite what to make of Alex Len when he arrived at the University of Maryland a year ago. On the one hand, he was a 7-foot-1 center with enough athletic ability to execute a perfect cartwheel before dunking the basketball at Maryland's Midnight Madness celebration. On the other, he was a kid who spoke so little English that he sometimes struggled with coaching instructions, who appeared timid when jostled by the well-muscled inside players of the Atlantic Coast Conference. In his second season, however, the towering Ukrainian has put many of those doubts behind him. From the moment he outplayed Kentucky's bevy of NBA prospects in Maryland's season...

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